Kurt Angle Announces 7-Man Elimination Chamber, Adds Seth Rollins and Finn Balor

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistFebruary 13, 2018

IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR 2K GAMES - WWE 2K18 Cover Superstar Seth Rollins and WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle seen at the WWE 2K18 SummerSlam Kickoff Event on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Adam Hunger/Invision for 2K Games/AP Images)
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Raw general manager Kurt Angle announced Monday night on Facebook Live that both Seth Rollins and Finn Balor will compete in the first-ever seven-man Elimination Chamber match at the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view on Feb. 25.

On Monday, Rollins and Balor simultaneously pinned Bray Wyatt in a Fatal 5-Way match to determine the final participant in the Chamber.

The winner of the Elimination Chamber match will go on to face Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 34 in New Orleans for the Universal Championship.

Monday's match was initially advertised as a second-chance Fatal 4-Way, with those who lost Elimination Chamber qualifying matches facing each other for the right to be in the brutal structure.

After Angle announced that Jason Jordan was injured and set to miss WrestleMania, however, Rollins asked him for the opportunity to be involved in the match as well.

The Elimination Chamber traditionally houses six Superstars, but Angle's decision means the men's Chamber match will be the biggest since the concept debuted in 2002.

In addition to Rollins and Balor, the Elimination Chamber will feature John Cena, Braun Strowman, Elias, The Miz and Roman Reigns.

Miz lost to Cena on Monday, meaning he will be the first entrant in the match.

Last week, Elias won a Triple Threat against Cena and Strowman, making him the final entrant among the seven Superstars.

Rollins has never held the Universal Championship, while Balor beat Rollins to become the inaugural universal champion at SummerSlam 2016 before having to relinquish the title the next night due to injury.

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